Rawlings 5150 Batting Gloves Review
Recently I purchased some Rawlings 5150 Batting Gloves. After not playing baseball for about 9 years, I’ve been going to a batting cage a little bit. It has been a humbling but interesting experience. I did enjoy using the new batting gloves, as they definitely helped absorb some of the shock. They kept my hands fresh and lessened the impact of blister formation compared to not using any batting gloves while hitting in the prior month.
The Rawlings 5150 batting gloves are made from goat leather, “Stretch-Fit material”, and Double Knit Lycra finger gussets. They seem to be an average priced pair of batting gloves – I got my pair for about $17 (USD). They are available in both adult and youth sizes. Rawlings is a classic baseball brand that is very well known.
Pros and Cons
Pros: Nice material, modern look, solid performance. The selling features on the back of the cardboard display talk about the genuine leather palm, the flexfit design, and the enhanced fit gussets. Overall I like the batting gloves a lot so far!
Cons: Fit may be slightly small. I used this sizing chart to pick out my Adult Medium size. They’re a little tight, but I noticed that more when I was putting them on than when I was actually swinging. If you’re on the upper edge of a hand size, you may want to go with the bigger glove size.
I’m seeing plenty on eBay that generally go for $15-$20 as of August 2019. I thought this was a fair and predictable price.
Have fun and thanks for reading!